Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Liquid Fear by Scott Nicholson
When Scott Nicholson sent me an email about reading and reviewing his latest book, Liquid Fear, I was flattered. Well, I was flattered and excited. Those of you who know me, know that very little excites me as much as a good book. Okay, you’re right, I’m easily excitable, nearly everything excites me. But the prospect of a good book ranks up there pretty high on the excitement scale. And the fact that it was free…well that pushed it to the top of the scale!
And I’m happy to report that I was not disappointed. Not that I expected to be, but Nicholson definitely delivered the thrills. The book is a fast paced thrill ride from the first page to the last. I read it in two days, staying up way to late that second night, because I didn’t want to put it down. Central to the book are fears that most of us have in some form or another…corrupt politicians, unchecked pharmaceutical research, loss of control over our own lives. What if you found out you were just a pawn in the game, your movements anticipated, your memories false or nonexistent and events spiraling far out of your control?
The characters are well developed and the good guys compelling, the bad guys easily detestable. The dynamics between the group are effective and their reactions genuine. Their fear and anger is palpable. I wanted to know what happened to them beyond the end of the book. Which, for me, is the hallmark of a good read…if I’m still thinking about it days later…it’s a win.
And this book is a solid win for Nicholson. I recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys thrillers and mysteries with a medical bent. Anyone who enjoys Dean Koontz or Robin Cook will enjoy this. And me? Well I hightailed it to Amazon to pick up a couple more of Scott Nicholson’s tales.
Burning the midnight oil,